Anthrocon 2008 Charity: Pittsburgh Parrot Rescue

Anthrocon has selected Pittsburgh Parrot Rescue, a bird rescue, education, and adoption organization in Pittsburgh, to be our beneficiary for 2008. They will be at the Charity Auction and will also have a table in the Dealer's Room where you can meet them and some of their feathered friends.

For more information about Pittsburgh Parrot Rescue, please visit their website at http://www.pittsburghparrotrescue.org/. If you have any questions about Pittsburgh Parrot Rescue, you can contact their representative, Roberta Weisensee, at 412-761-2268 and zazubird(at)prodigy.net.

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Roomshare and Rideshare forums online

Hi folks,

Looking for a ride to Anthrocon? Driving to Anthrocon and have extra space in your car? We have just the forum for you: Anthrocon's Ride Share Forum

Looking for a hotel room in the Westin or the Omni? Have an extra bed in your hotel room that you'd like to let someone else use? We have just the forum for that too: Anthrocon's Room Share Forum

Have fun!

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Westin Hotel has no more double rooms.

The Westin has reserved the last double room; all that are left are rooms with king beds. Remember, though, that we anticipate a certain number of cancellations around the end of April (the latest that a room can be canceled without a one-night payment as penalty). If any doubles open up, people can contact the hotel and request that king-bed reservations be changed over to a double.

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Pittsburgh named one of "Top Destinations for 2008"

Pittsburgh, celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2008, has been ranked by Frommer's as one of the top thirteen "places around the world that are worthy of a traveler's attention."

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Omni reservations now available online

You can now make reservations for the Omni online! There was a glitch that prevented the proper rate for a triple-occupancy room from being registered; it kept registering $112.50 instead of $115. The Omni's I.T. folks couldn't fix it, so they decided it was easier just to give us the triple-occupancy rooms for $112.50!

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Deadline Approaching for Anthrocon 2008 DJ Auditions!

The deadline is approaching for potential DJs to send in their audition mixes for consideration for Anthrocon 2008! All auditions must be received before the new year, so that review and selection can begin in January.

In order to DJ at Anthrocon, you must submit an audition mix. The best format is MP3, but almost anything will do. If you're not sure if your media is acceptable, e-mail the address below to find out. Most likely we'll be able to work with it.

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New FAQ for attendees under age 18

Are you under the age of 18, but would still like to attend Anthrocon?

We now have a section in our FAQ which answers the most commonly asked questions, including how to obtain permission from your parents, Photo ID concerns, and hotel room concerns.

http://www.anthrocon.org/faq/minors

Enjoy!

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Anthrocon Receives Time Warner Community Service Grant For 2007 Charity Work

For the work with Animal Friends to organize, plan, and execute a charity auction in 2007, Anthrocon's Charity Auction team was awarded a Time Warner Community Service Grant in October of $1000 payable to Animal Friends. This brings the total convention-wide funds raised for Animal Friends to $7,600.

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Charity Suggestions - 2008 Edition

The Anthrocon Board will soon be deciding on the Charity to support for 2008. If you know of a charitable organization that you would like to recommend be added to the current candidate list, please suggest it here within the next few weeks.

Criteria for candidacy:
- Must be animal-related
- Must be 501(c)3
- Must be within approximately 60 miles of the Pittsburgh, PA metropolitan area
- Must be incorporated in Pennsylvania (can't be in Ohio or West Virginia)

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Street-view of Pittsburgh now on Google

Thanks to Krin for the heads-up! You can now see what the streets of Pittsburgh look like by visiting Google Maps

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